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  • First EVER Oil Painting

    I started doing some drawing and sketching 2 years ago, I never realized I had any artistic ability before but when I tried I loved it and my passion for art began. My grandma is an amazing artist, she mainly uses oils, so this year I spent two weeks with her and she taught me the basics of oil painting...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by elysian__ on 17 Sep 2014
  • Renaissance Painting Techniques for Contemporary Artists

    The "ATELIER NEO MEDICI" believes that in order to create constant Art, i.e., Art which transcends the fashionable, it is necessary for the artist to have had a comprehensive background in traditional old master painting techniques. The quality of a painting can be assessed in terms of it's...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by pelizzari on 31 Jan 2011
  • Re: under painting

    I believe the important thing to remember is that there are no rules in art except those of not mixing non-compatible substances. Don't want any undesirable chemical reactions. Perhaps you could try a few small, simple pieces with a few different under colors and determine what you like best for...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by slwaldon on 2 Sep 2010
  • Filling empty tubes with mixed gray oil paints

    I have been mixing my own neutral grays from red / yellow / blue and white in several different flavors, cool, warm, (rasberry, lime, etc) Does anyone have helpful hints on A. mixing big batches of grays - 5.0 ozs (big size tubes) B. a graceful way to scoop up all of those lucious gray paints and gracefully...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by pwally.claassen@gmail.com on 25 May 2010
  • Re: Achieving transparent washes in oil

    David, I think he drags dry paint over an lighter tone transparent underpainting leaving a lot of the underpainting showing through. It is hard to see this kind of detail in the small images on his website. His work has a beautiful soft tonal quality. Happy you posted his name.
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by Lili Anne Laurin on 13 Oct 2009
  • Achieving transparent washes in oil

    Anyone who knows the work of Michael Workman is familiar with the beautiful effect he achieves with transparent washes of oil paint, especially with respect to fields of grass. Does anyone have suggestions for how to achieve such effects?
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by David Pellegrini on 13 Oct 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    It's a pleasure to share the information with you- I have learned so much through these forums, things that I really should have been taught in art school. Professors of fine arts- hear this and please teach your students all of the technical tips, tricks and techniques that you can think of!
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi Kadon, There is a very important difference between retouching and finishing varnish: Retouching varnish is used on touch-dry, or recently-dry oil paintings that haven't dried completely through yet. You might need to varnish a painting before it has completely dried, say when you have an exhibition...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi everyone, I've finished varnishing the paintings and they are now hanging in the gallery. If anyone is interested, the gallery's site is www.elm75.de (in German only) and the images are on my own site www.sarahdudley.net, along with photos from the vernissage. About the varnish- the onion...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 26 Mar 2009
  • Re: Is there anything I can do to make the oil dry faster?

    There are several things you can do. As mentioned, you can replace your regular oil titanium white for a tube of alkyd white. It dries more quickly and, since you mix white with most colors, you will speed the drying time. You can also buy a bottle of cobalt drier. You will find it where you find oil...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by atelier_m on 1 Feb 2009